The Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative, a newly created effort to measure and improve campus and community civic health, will serve as a signature program of the 10th anniversary of the American Democracy Project (ADP). ADP’s Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative is intended to engage American colleges and universities in two efforts:
The Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative is informed by the critical work of the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) – our convening partner organization – on America’s civic health, by national thought leaders, and by research centers and projects on civic issues (e.g., CIRCLE).
This two-year initiative with the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is designed to identify and develop campus and community civic health assessments and tools, as well as action plans that respond to the findings. Participating institutions will work together to study the civic health of our campuses and communities. We want to discover how our campuses support and facilitate civic health. Our goal is to provide insights into and strategies for measuring civic health on campus and off campus. This initiative will launch with an inaugural Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative Summit – a pre-conference workshop – at the American Democracy Project national meeting on June 7, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. Participation in the initiative is open to any AASCU-member institution, with preference given to current ADP members. Institutions that are not already participating members of ADP will be automatically enrolled in the American Democracy Project if they are selected for participation in this initiative. This initiative is also open to our community college colleagues who are members of ADP’s sister organization, The Democracy Commitment (TDC). TDC participation is encouraged especially where there are opportunities for regional collaboration with other two-year or four-year institutions.
For more details, see the Campus & Community Health Initiative Description.
DRAFT Campus & Community Health Initiative Matrix.
National Conference on Citizenship